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Demand controlled ventilation systems in office buildings.

This paper illustrates the principles of demand controlled ventilation systems (DCV) as applied to office buildings. Appropriate ventilation approaches and control strategies are demonstrated in this paper for small area control (ieboardrooms) and for office buildings as a whole. Findings are illustrated by the results of field experiments. Impacts on energy consumption, indoor air quality and occupant response are examined. General conclusions and recommendations applicable to similar building types are also presented.

Air quality evaluated with the human nose.

The use of independent people who visit the buildings is another approach to evaluating indoor air quality. Panels of 50 to 100 subjects have been used to evaluate the air quality in office buildings.